Islander, just a note about being ready.
You will probably be ready to hunt with a bow fairly quickly. The trick is to know at what distance you are ready.
Can you shoot well within:
Pick the distance that you are good within. Mark that distance (either physically or mentally), and then limit yourself to shooting only at deer inside that range.
How good is good? Open to interpretation, but I'll say 5 out of 5 arrows inside a 3 or 4 inch diameter--if the distance is known.
Make sure you know the distance you are shooting at!